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GladdeningLight Symposium 2017


Beyond Sacred and Secular Toward Unitive Consciousness


Richard Rohr at GladdeningLight where Everything Belongs

GladdeningLight annual symposium of art and spirit with bestselling author, beloved teacher & Franciscan activist Richard Rohr, Haitian surrealist painter Frantz Zéphirin and world music trio Free Planet Radio.

Participate for as little as $30 (Friday night’s lecture) to $330 (all symposium activities including Thursday’s artists reception, Friday’s hosted exhibition and the weekend’s essential sessions with Father Richard + planned special events to be announced).

Winter Park, Florida is twenty-five minutes by taxi from Orlando International Airport. A car will not be necessary, as all Symposium events are within walking distance or served by shuttle from host hotels.

The charm of Florida village life in Winter Park serves as our backdrop along with The Alfond Inn and its stunning contemporary art collection, the Park Plaza Hotel on historic Park Avenue (both within walking distance of all activities) and the Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando (accessible via free shuttle van scheduled to & from the Symposium).

Hotel reservations may be made online for The Alfond Inn at $249 per night using the discount code GLADL at checkout, the Park Plaza Hotel at $199 per night by calling (407) 647-1072, and the Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando at $110 per night by calling (407) 228-4007.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Artists Reception on the lakeview lawn at the Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, January 27, 2017

Social meet & greet for Symposium registrants, GladdeningLight Lounge, All Saints Episcopal Church Mary Martha Room, 338 E. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Exhibition tour of Frantz Zéphirin: Contemporary Visions of a Haitian Mystic hosted by the artist, Polasek Museum, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Prelude by Free Planet Radio, All Saints Thomas Center, 7:00 pm

Opening lecture, Richard Rohr, 7:30 pm, $30 single admission

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Prelude by Free Planet Radio, 9:00 am

Morning session, Richard Rohr, All Saints Thomas Center, 9:30 am

Afternoon session, Richard Rohr with Free Planet Radio, 2:00 pm

Evening performance by Free Planet Radio, Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, Winter Park, 8:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Concluding session, Richard Rohr with Free Planet Radio, All Saints Thomas Center, 10:15 am, free and open to the public

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January 26, 2017
January 29, 2017
All Saints Episcopal Church
Thomas Center
338 E Lyman Avenue
Winter Park FL
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Randall B Robertson